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A rapid review and meta-regression analyses of the toxicological impacts of microplastic exposure in human cells. (2021)
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Danopoulos, E., Twiddy, M., West, R., & Rotchell, J. M. (in press). A rapid review and meta-regression analyses of the toxicological impacts of microplastic exposure in human cells. Journal of hazardous materials, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127861

Humans are exposed to microplastics (MPs) daily via ingestion and inhalation. It is not known whether this results in adverse health effects and, if so, at what levels of exposure. Without epidemiological studies, human cell in vitro MP toxicological... Read More about A rapid review and meta-regression analyses of the toxicological impacts of microplastic exposure in human cells..

The Uptake of Sporopollenin Exine Capsules and Associated Bioavailability of Adsorbed Oestradiol in Selected Aquatic Invertebrates (2021)
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Chapman, E., Meichanetzoglou, A., Boa, A. N., Hetjens, H., Faetsch, S., Teuchies, J., …Rotchell, J. M. (2021). The Uptake of Sporopollenin Exine Capsules and Associated Bioavailability of Adsorbed Oestradiol in Selected Aquatic Invertebrates. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 107, 876–882. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-021-03364-8

Lycopodium clavatum sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) are known to both adsorb and absorb chemicals. The aim of the present work was to determine whether oestradiol (E2) is ‘bioavailable’ to bioindicator species, either pre-adsorbed to, or in the... Read More about The Uptake of Sporopollenin Exine Capsules and Associated Bioavailability of Adsorbed Oestradiol in Selected Aquatic Invertebrates.

Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex (2021)
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Mincarelli, L. F., Rotchell, J. M., Chapman, E. C., Turner, A. P., & Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2021). Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex. Marine pollution bulletin, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112624

Little is known about the combined effect of environmental factors and contaminants on commercially important marine species, and whether this effect differs by sex. In this study, blue mussels were exposed for seven days to both single and combined... Read More about Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex.

Where are we? Towards an understanding of the selective accumulation of microplastics in mussels (2021)
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Li, J., Wang, Z., Rotchell, J. M., Shen, X., Li, Q., & Zhu, J. (2021). Where are we? Towards an understanding of the selective accumulation of microplastics in mussels. Environmental pollution, 286, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117543

Mussels are suggested as bioindicators of marine microplastic pollution. However, they are selective in regards to accumulation of microplastics. To make studies more targeted and comparable, ultimately helping to determine the suitability of the mus... Read More about Where are we? Towards an understanding of the selective accumulation of microplastics in mussels.

Household indoor microplastics within the Humber region (United Kingdom): quantification and chemical characterisation of particles present (2021)
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Jenner, L., Sadofsky, L., Danopoulos, E., & Rotchell, J. M. (2021). Household indoor microplastics within the Humber region (United Kingdom): quantification and chemical characterisation of particles present. Atmospheric Environment, 259, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2021.118512

Knowledge regarding the presence of suspended microplastics (MPs) within the air is lacking, especially indoors, yet the importance of indoor air quality and human health is rising. This study is the first to report MPs within multiple homes over a 6... Read More about Household indoor microplastics within the Humber region (United Kingdom): quantification and chemical characterisation of particles present.

Microplastic contamination of seafood intended for human consumption: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2020)
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Danopoulos, E., Jenner, L., Twiddy, M., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Microplastic contamination of seafood intended for human consumption: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 128(12), 126002-1-126002-32. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP7171

Background: Microplastics (MPs) have contaminated all compartments of the marine environment including biota such as seafood; ingestion from such sources is one of the two major uptake routes identified for human exposure. Objectives: The objectives... Read More about Microplastic contamination of seafood intended for human consumption: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources (2020)
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Garcia, A., Suarez, D., Li, J., & Rotchell, J. (in press). A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources. Environmental science and pollution research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11605-2

Contamination of aquatic systems mainly by urbanization and poor sanitation, deficient or lack of wastewater treatments, dumping of solid residues and run off, has led to the presence of particles, including manmade polymers, in tissues of many marin... Read More about A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources.

A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources (2020)
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Garcia, A. G., Suárez, D. C., Garcia, A., Suarez, D., Li, J., & Rotchell, J. M. (in press). A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources. Environmental science and pollution research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11605-2

Contamination of aquatic systems mainly by urbanization and poor sanitation, deficient or lack of wastewater treatments, dumping of solid residues and run off, has led to the presence of particles, including manmade polymers, in tissues of many marin... Read More about A comparison of microplastic contamination in freshwater fish from natural and farmed sources.

Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. (2020)
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Danopoulos, E., Twiddy, M., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review. PLoS ONE, 15(7 July), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236838

Background Microplastics (MPs) are omnipresent in the environment, including the human food chain; a likely important contributor to human exposure is drinking water. Objective To undertake a systematic review of MP contamination of drinking water... Read More about Microplastic contamination of drinking water: a systematic review..

Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos (2020)
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Arabeyyat, Z. H., Al-Awady, M. J., Greenway, G. M., Paunov, V., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. SN Applied Sciences, 2(7), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-3137-x

We investigated the effects of short-term exposure of bare TiO2NPs and polyelectrolyte-coated TiO2NPs in the 5-25 nm size range, at relatively high concentrations (of 500 and 1000 mg/L) under light or dark conditions, in D. rerio embryos. The biologi... Read More about Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos.